Get ready to roll
As you may know, I'm getting ready to move a bunch of quilts over to the Morris Graves Museum of Art for an exhibit. I thought some of you might be interested in how I store my quilts that are not on display.
Because most of my quilts will hang on a wall, I like to avoid folding them. Creases will show where they are folded. (Probably my quilts more than most because of the construction with many tiny pieces of fabric that are densely quilted.) Anyhow, here's an example of how I roll. The pool noodle to the left is shortened for a smaller quilt. The roll on the right is about 48" long. Both quilts that are rolled on it are narrower in one direction or the other Newport Belle is 78" wide by 43" long - Dogwoods is 31" wide by 80" long. I roll the quilts with the narrow dimension and usually roll the front side in. As you can see the labels on the back of the quilt show, which helps identify which quilts are on the roll. I tie them with salvage strips saved from fabric.
Then the quilts are stored in my studio closet on shelves...or they are put in a long box to ship to a show.